The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday determined to reschedule the remaining two matches of the one-day worldwide series in opposition to South Africa. As a results of this resolution the 2 matches scheduled to be performed in Lucknow and Kolkata now stand cancelled.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday announced to reschedule the ongoing ODI series in view of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak. Cricket South Africa will visit India at a later date to play 3 One-day Internationals. The BCCI-CSA will jointly work out the revised schedule,” BCCI knowledgeable by an official mail.
The resolution comes after the board additionally determined to postpone the beginning of the Indian Premier League to April 15, amid the rising risk of coronavirus pandemic. The first ODI in Dharamsala was deserted due to rain with out even the toss happening. The second match of the series was scheduled to be performed at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Sunday and the ultimate match was to be performed on the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.
The two matches had been earlier deliberate to be held behind closed doorways due to the federal government directive, which requested for sporting occasions to be shut for followers in view of the pandemic.
A discover conveying ‘counters will remain closed until further notice’ is pasted exterior a counter of Eden Garden Stadium.
“We have been instructed by the union sports ministry to hold the match behind closed doors. The advisory has instructed us not to allow the gathering of fans and we are following the instructions,” Ekana Sportz City’s managing director Udai Sinha had mentioned on Thursday.
The remaining two matches of the series had been cancelled on the identical day when the beginning of the Indian Premier League was additionally pushed again by the BCCI. The IPL will now start from April 15.
Earlier, the money-wealthy league was scheduled to start on March 29 with a mout-watering conflict between defending champions Mumbai Indians and final-12 months’s runners-up Chennai Super Kings.
India has recorded greater than 80 constructive instances to date with the worldwide contaminated depend standing at over 100,000.
(with company inputs)